Wedding Venue

Frequently Asked Questions

How many people can The Nest events accommodate?


Outdoor: 150 Indoor: 50




How much is the deposit?


50% down to reserve your wedding date. 100% refundable within 6 months of your date.




What is your cancellation policy?


100% refund within six months of reserved date; no refund after six months.




Is there a damage deposit?


Yes, refundable $3,000 to be held on file in the form of a check or credit card and returned within one week after departure once inspection for damages has been performed.




Do you require insurance?


Not required, we do suggest an event policy be secured by you in case of damage by your guests or family.




What payment options are accepted?


We accept Cash, Check, Venmo, PayPal/Credit Card (additional 3% fee for cards).




Are post-event cleaning services provided?


Of course, we will remove trash from cans provided, sweep, mop and hose off decks/pavilion. We ask that you "pack it in, pack it out", arrange for removal and pickup of all rental items, floral arrangements and all decor you brought for your special day.




When can we access the property?


3pm day before event, depart 1pm day after event. Other times can be discussed.




Is the venue handicap accessible?


Yes.




What are the decoration rules?


No tacking, pinning or stapling to room walls is permitted. Exterior decorations can be discussed as many prefer additional lights and other decor.




Are there limitations for my photographer and what are available photo locations?


No limitations. River, mountains, surrounding fields, barn, country road; so many sights!




May we supply our own alcohol?


No. Our All Beverage Liquor License will take care of wine, beer & spirits served on your special day. We supply two bartenders for six hours which includes setup and take down. You will pay an agreed upon price per drink plus the 18% gratuity for all drinks purchased. There is a minimum drink budget required depending on size of wedding and if you choose to have a Host bar all night or No Host after your budget is met.




Do you provide any decor?


Our venue offers 2 - wooden rustic flower or beverage carts, 8 - wood hexagon picnic tables, log benches, rocking chairs, metal table & chairs, umbrellas, Gazebo, some signage, pavilion lighting.




Groom and Bride suite included?


Yes, Wedding Suite and Groom's Quarters are included with our all encompassing campus package.




Is there a place for the cake to be stored?


Yes, a walk-in cooler is on site. Plenty of room for cake, food, flowers to keep fresh after you check in.




Are there reduced rates for weekdays and fall/winter season?


Yes, see our off-season rates in the pricing guide.




Is there a sound system included?


No.




Does the DJ have access to outdoor power?


Yes. Depending on the amps needed, they may have to supply a generator but usually not.




Are bathrooms included?



We supply two regular size port-o-potties.




Who will be there on my wedding day?


Owners on site as needed for behind the scene trouble shooting. We highly recommend a wedding planner be retained to ensure a smooth and stress-free planning process. Minimally, we encourage a day of planner to handle final details.





Is there an over-time fee?


We ask that you respect the ending time of 11pm, otherwise a $500 per hour fee is incurred.




Are candles and sparklers allowed?


Seasonal depending on fire danger.




Can rice, confetti, glitter be thrown?


No, anything that is not biodegradable or safe for our feathered friends cannot be used.




Is smoking allowed on the property?


This is a non-smoking facility, however during reception ONLY outside in designated area and restrictions placed on fire restrictions.





Find us

600 Three Eagle Lane

Bigfork, MT 59911

Email us

​TheNestonSwanRiver@gmail.com

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